1825. At a Meeting of Numerous and Highly Respectable Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the barony of Bantry an Address of Fealty to the King and Constitution of These Realms.
The background is presumably an intimation possibly by a magistrate of the contrary.
Interestingly the local Protestants magistrates were notified but did not attend.
Reading between the lines the battle lines were drawn between the Liberal/Catholic adn Conservative/Protestant interest as set out in voters for 1835 and 1841 elections for the area:
Richard Viscount Berehaven (White/Bantry), Bantry, Pre 1838. Notified as Magistrate of Catholic Meeting on Loyalty to King 1825. Member Commission on Magistrates 1838. Attending Protestant Conservative Society meeting 1832. Protestant Protest Meeting Bandon 1834
Arthur Hutchins, Ballylickey or Ardnagashel. Notified as Magistrate of Catholic meeting in Bantry re loyalty to King 1825.
Richard (White) -1851), 1st Earl of Bantry, Bantry House (bought 1730 from Hutchinsons as Blackrock House) Pre 1831, 1822, Created Baron White for his part in alerting British of French landing at Bantry Bay 1797, 1801 advance to Viscount Berehaven 1816 created 1st Earl of Bantry. 1799 married Margaret Hare, daughter of William Hare, Earls of Listowel (they had been Cork provision merchants). Subscriber 1821 Dr Thomas Wood’s ‘Primitive Inhabitants of Ireland. Notified as Magistrate of Catholic Meeting on Loyalty to King 1825. Correspondence with Chief Secretary promoting road Bantry to Skibbereen, sitting Bantry, 1835, listed 1838, Quarter Sessions, Bantry 1842.
Simon White, 1789, Glengariff Castle, Bantry, 1831. Notified as Magistrate of Catholic meeting in Bantry re loyalty to King 1825. Attending Protestant Conservative Society meeting 1832. 1835 Subscriber Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837.